We are going to visit Catlins National Park whilst on our holiday in New Zealand. This is a lesser known beautiful part of New Zealand and not as often visited by tourists. Having read many forums and done lots of research interestingly many people say it was actually their favourite part of their whole trip to New Zealand. The Catlins tourist website states: “The Catlins – the name that conjures up images of a corner of New Zealand untainted by the modern world – a place where time has stood still and a visitor may enjoy forest, wildlife and the life-style of a bygone era. This image is a true reflection.” It simply sounds amazing!
And continuing our penguin theme, we are hoping to see lots of lovely wildlife whilst staying there – including the blue and yellow-eyed penguins in the wild! Apparently they are commonly spotted in Curio Bay (where we are staying for 2 nights) and Porpoise Bay.
Our accommodation in Curio Bay will be a wonderful Boutique Studio with Curio Bay Accommodation. The studio is right on the beach with wonderful views, and the reviews are brilliant – including mentions of night visits by penguins on their decking! It should be a part of the holiday to remember!